Image shows a crochet hook behind a ball of pink yarn with a watermark that says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes." There are also words in black atop the crochet hook: "tutorial by Norma at All My Crafts." Visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great ideas for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#FridayFollow: get FREE #crochet patterns for #dolls from Norma at AllMyCrafts on YouTube!

Today’s video tutorial isn’t actually my own. It comes from Norma, at AllMyCrafts on YouTube. I’m recommending Norma’s channel, AllMyCrafts, for this week’s #FridayFollow feature. Even though I’m not very good at crochet, Norma’s videos are so well lighted, and she does such a nice job of explaining each step, that they make me feel confident to build up my crochet skills! And this tutorial … Continue reading #FridayFollow: get FREE #crochet patterns for #dolls from Norma at AllMyCrafts on YouTube!

The image shows Consuelo, the Hearts4Hearts Girl doll. She stands with her back to the camera.You can see the tiny toy buttons going down the back of her shirt and the little back pocket in her shorts. She wears maryjane shoes to match the mint green of her shorts and short-sleeve top. She stands in a green garden with yellow flowers in the distance. The overlay says, "Articulation in Hearts for Hearts" girl dolls. This is a header for a YouTube video that looks at the overall articulation in Hearts for Hearts Girls as compared to other dolls.

#FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

This image shows three swatches of fabric which have a soft fabric sewing label sewn directly onto the fabric using a whipstitch. Each label says "ChellyWood.com" and the image goes with a blog post about where to buy craft labels like these.

#FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Check out @creative_starr for amazing #Barbie diorama ideas–YAY! #FridayFollow

This amazing lady, who goes by Starrcreative, left me a helpful comment here on ChellyWood.com about a video that wasn’t working and needed a little maintenance work. Thank you, Starrcreative! So with a name like Starrcreative, of course I dropped by her blog. And WOW!!! What a find! She does lots of creative DIY projects of all kinds, but my favorite of her blog posts … Continue reading Check out @creative_starr for amazing #Barbie diorama ideas–YAY! #FridayFollow

The image leads to a video embedded (with permission) from My Froggy Stuff on YouTube. It shows how to make a no-sew tutu for Barbie dolls using a hairband made of elastic or rubber band with knotted tulle wrapped around it. This featured image is a white tulle tutu made using the method shown on the MyFroggyStuff YouTube channel. Credit was given to the creators at MyFroggyStuff

#FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!

Anybody who knows and loves Barbie has heard of MyFroggyStuff on YouTube. If you’re not following “Froggy” already, well… you should be. As you know, here on ChellyWood.com, we’ve been making a tutu, swimsuit, and/or figure skating leotard for 28″ Barbie dolls (or similar-sized dolls), and as part of the outfit, you will need a no-sew doll tutu. Today’s tutorial video was made by the … Continue reading #FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!

The image shows a woman's hand with her thumb pressing against a seam that connects a blue denim polka dot fabric to a red cotton polka dot fabric. The overlay says "Finger Pressing" and this image comes from the website ChellyWood.com (but it uses, with permission, a video from LearnHowToQuilt.com).

#FridayFollow: Learn about finger pressing from a #quilting master class website!

I didn’t make this sewing tutorial, but I am using it with permission. The sewing website that produced this video is called LearnHowToQuilt.com, and even if you don’t have any interest in quilting, you should really check out their site. Here’s why… LearnHowToQuilt.com offers free patterns, just like I do, but they also have a really cool encyclopedia of sewing terminology and techniques, which any … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Learn about finger pressing from a #quilting master class website!

This video header shows three Liv dolls, a vintage Francie, and a Tall Barbie wearing shoes called "Little Extras" which were designed to fit Posable Barbies from the late 1990's and early 2000's. The video offers a shoe swap hack showing doll clothes designer Chelly Wood trying the "Little Extras" shoes on twelve different dolls from different doll makers. This shoe hack /shoe swap is supposed to help people decide whether or not to buy "Little Extras" shoes for their dolls. It also shows how this package of shoes can really benefit your collection.

#FridayFollow: Here’s a #FollowUp on DodisShopOfStuff Barbie #dolls’ supplies…

When I posted my first #FridayFollow on January 11, I told you I was following Dodi’s Shop of Stuff on eBay because they had such a great selection of cool Barbie collectibles and miniatures. But at that time, I had not yet purchased anything from Dodi’s Shop of Stuff. Well today I’m sharing my unboxing of a set of “Little Extras” shoes for Posable Barbies. … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Here’s a #FollowUp on DodisShopOfStuff Barbie #dolls’ supplies…